State Fair Deep-Fried Pickles


State Fair Deep-Fried Pickles

State Fair Deep-Fried Pickles

You don't need to travel to the nearest state fair to enjoy some quality State Fair Deep-Fried Pickles. This is one of those state fair recipes that has been around for decades. In just a few simple steps, you can make a guaranteed crowd-pleaser in your own kitchen. Salty and spicy pickles are covered in a golden delicious batter that's made with some buttermilk. Once each pickle is thoroughly coated, all you need to do is fry them until they're nice and golden. Make sure to serve these snacks hot in order to enjoy them at their very best!


  • 4 to 5 large spicy pickles, sliced into chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Canola oil for frying


  1. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk together. Then, add to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

  3. Heat the oil to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Dip pickles in the batter and carefully place in the hot oil. Cook for 2-4 minutes, turning as needed. Work in batches of 8-10 chips at a time.

  5. Remove from oil and place on paper-lined plate. Salt lightly.

  6. Serve hot.

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I am in awe with this recipe. I love fried pickles and have been wanting to make some myself but when I made them before they did not turn out that great. I was not using buttermilk so maybe that is why they did not taste right.I used regular milk. Does that make a great difference on how they taste? I am going to use this recipe and give it another try.


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